The quietude of nature pervades your Villa Cielo, with sweeping views of Mount Kuchumaa and a fully equipped office space. Explore our 4,000-acre spa resort as you wish. Take tai chi or kettlebells, painting or Pickelball, meditation or a microbiome class.
You’re ultra-focused while you work. You’re nourished by organic, farm-to-table meals with new friends in a foreign land. Gazing up at the starry sky from your private dipping pool, you find forgiveness for a loved one or see a problem in a new light.
As you walk a mountain trail at daybreak, a fresh idea flies in like a blue jay. Wrapped in hot, lavender linens, a solution seeps through your pores. You jog back to your casita with a flurry of energy and pop out an email to your team or write a long-waited business proposal.
As you recover vital life force energy, you feel connected to yourself, others and the natural world. You might touch the soil at Tres Estrellas farm or assemble a Giving Basket for those less fortunate in Tecate. Sometimes, the most giving act is bringing your full attention to the world around you.
Welcome to the Perfect Balance Sabbatical—a novel way of well-living where purpose and play are easy companions.
Over our 80-year legacy, we’ve taken cues from nature. Just like the earth, the human body must detoxify before activating its full potential. We organize our Natural Healing Process into four phases: Cleanse, Relax, Restore and Energize. Throughout the 21-day Sabbatical, you’ll spend approximately five days focused on each of these vital stages.
Here’s a menu of possibilities.
Spa: Rosemary Salt Glow, La Puerta Core Essential Facial, Ranch Remedy Wrap, Classic Ranch Massage
Activity: Gentle yoga, Woodlands hike, stretch class, intro classes, one-day juice fast
Spa: Head-to-Toe Relaxation Massage, Hydrating Warm Stone Facial, Ranch Mani/Pedi
Activity: Tai Chi, Feldenkrais, Posture, Sound Healing, Inner Journey, silent dinner
Spa: Japanese Restorative Facial, Gemstone Reflexology, Wellness Journey
Activity: Restorative Yoga, Pilates, The Wave, Functional Mobility, Organic Garden Breakfast Hike
Spa: Sports Recovery Massage, Harmonizing Firming Facial, Shiatsu, Happy Hands & Feet
Activity: Bounce, Zumba, Spin, Ranch Ropes, Professor’s Hike, Gardening at Tres Estrellas
The Perfect Balance Sabbatical includes all meals and snacks, all scheduled fitness and mind-body classes, guided hikes, lectures, concerts and entertainment, use of all spa facilities, plus scheduled transportation to and from San Diego International Airport on Saturdays. It also includes:
The free-standing Villa Cielo features 2,200 square feet of combined indoor-and-outdoor space. This beautiful, comfortable casita features a wood-burning fireplace and a Wi-Fi-enabled office with computer, iPad and printer. A garden patio features mountain views, an outdoor shower, saltwater dipping pool, day bed and hammock.
Your spa journey begins with a 90-minute Embodying Wellbeing Ritual in a private garden spa tent. Throughout the rest of your visit, experience eight more 50-minute spa therapies which align with each stage of the natural healing process.
An integrative wellness specialist will be your Ranch health guide in the areas of nutrition, Ranch activities, spa therapies, and holistic treatments.
An expert trainer will help you discover your ideal fitness program, recommending classes and hikes that support your goals, passions and personality.
Set your intentions for your Perfect Balance Sabbatical and enjoy weekly check-ins for support and guidance.
Celebrate the mouth-watering bounty of just-picked produce from our six-acre farm. The colors, aromas, and tastes that emanate from our cooking school are sublime. Learn recipes to take home.
In a private session, a therapist or life coach will guide you towards greater wisdom, inner peace and well-being.
Visit our prized farm Tres Estrellas, which supplies most of the fruits, veggies and herbs at Rancho La Puerta. Learn how communities of bacteria in rich soil create a healthy microbiome.
Besides Wi-Fi in your private workspace in Villa Cielo, complimentary wireless service is available in the Main Lounge, Administration Building, Flores Lounge and Bazar Del Sol. Guests also have access to six Internet-ready computers in our Business Center. A meeting room is available at select times.
Sample One-Day Schedule
The Ranch offers 50+ activities each day. We encourage you to seek balance and participate in as many or as little activities as you please. Each day is yours to embrace. Work when you need to, discover new classes, and take time to mindfully savor your life-changing adventure.
Mountain Hike: Ember of the Valley Challenging 4 Miles, Main Lounge
Free Time: Work, take a class, relax in a hammock
Free Time: Work, Swim Stroke Clinic or another class
Free Time: Work, Cardio Drum Dance, Pickleball or another class
Wellness Consultation with Regina Montalvo MS, LAc Villas Health Center
Mountain Sage Hot Stone Massage, Villas Health Center
Dinner Dining Hall
Attend an inspirational seminar, spend quality time with friends at our wine bar, or retire early for the evening. The possibilities are limitless.
View our Sample Weekly Ranch Schedule to discover what a regular week at The Ranch looks like.